Maintaining an exercise routine while pregnant can significantly increase the success of your pregnancy. The American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) offers the following recommendations for pregnant exercisers:

Avoid exercising while laying down on your stomach or back

Make sure that you are well hydrated and drink plenty of fluids

Avoid high heat and humidity

Stop exercising if you're fatigued, develop persistent pain or experience any vaginal bleeding

Avoid exposure to extremes of air pressure

Don't increase the intensity of your workout beyond pre-pregnancy levels

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Did you know?

Breastfeeding burns approximately 500 calories each day

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